I know what you’re thinking. Didn’t I JUST post 75 Healthy Recipes To Rock Your Resolutions? Like, two days ago? Yep I sure did. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Here’s the thing. I’m human, just like the next person, and I like treats just like the next person. So while you will see primarily healthy recipes from me – I will occasionally have a few sweet indulgences up my sleeve sprinkled throughout. Not only that, Valentine’s day is only a month away and I need to get you some ideas for fun and delicious treats you can make! On the bright side, I’ve got some really great ideas coming in the next couple of weeks and this is the only unhealthy one – so I’d say I get a free pass. Right?
I was inspired by my Red White & Blue Strawberry Blueberry Sugar Cookie Cups with Coconut Cream Cheese Filling (HELLO long title.. oopsie, who’s idea was THAT?!) to make these. The best part about these is that they are bite-sized, a fantastic way to help portion control (and no, just because they are small doesn’t mean you can have more of them!). The second best part about these is that the sugar cookie is from a pre-made dough *gasp*! Whatever you can do to save a little time.. am I right? The coconut filling in them is amazing and topped off with the cherry pie filling it comes together as an award wining combination!
Mini Cherry Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups
Mini Cherry Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups are delicious little bite-sized bits of heaven and are perfect for Valentine's Day! They are mini, fit right in the palm of your hand, and will be gobbled up in no time. With the tiniest hint of coconut, you'll be left wanting more!
- 2 16.5 oz pkgs. refrigerated sugar cookie dough
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1 c. cream of coconut*
- 1/4 c. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. fresh whipped cream you can use cool whip, if you prefer
- Cherry pie filling
Preheat oven according to package directions. Grease a mini muffin pan lightly with cooking spray.
Add 1 rounded tbsp. of dough to each muffin tin. Bake 7-9 minutes. Cool completely. Center should sink immediately, if not, gently press center to create a cavity.
Beat together the cream cheese, cream of coconut, powdered sugar and vanilla until well incorporated. Fold in fresh whipped cream.
Use a piping bag or spoon to fill cookie cups with cream. Top with cherry pie filling.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
*Per a recommendation, you'll want to use cream of coconut, not coconut milk! With her direction, I used the Coco Real found in the alcoholic beverage aisle in your grocery store. Find out more about the product here: http://www.cocoreal.com/about.html!
Adapted from Red White & Blue Strawberry Blueberry Sugar Cookie Cups with Coconut Cream Cheese Filling
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This recipe has been linked up at Buns In My Oven: What’s Cookin Wednesday
These look so good! What a great combination. Thanks for sharing at the My Favorite Things party. Theresa @DearCreatives
Thanks for stopping by to say hello :)
These look so yummy! We featured you at the Project Stash…stop by and pick up your featured button. We can’t wait to see what you share this week!
Thank you so much Marilyn! What a fun party!
Yvonne! Do you ship? These look amazing! #nomnomnom
Haha! If only right?!? I’d love to send you some!
These are so cute! I love it :D
Thank you so much! I thought they were just darling!
These cheesecake cups looks so delicious! Thank you so much for attending week 19 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for our next party, Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
Thanks Nicole, I’m so happy you came over to say hello! Thank you too for the Pinterest love, it’s much appreciated!!!
Those are just gorgeous!! I’m not much of a baker, but I just might have to try those…they look so delicious! And of course cheesecake is one of my faves! Thanks for sharing them at #FoodieFriDIY! Pinning and sending lots of other foodie love your way!
You definitely need to try these for sure!!! Thanks for all the foodie love :)
Just wanted to let you know that you are one of my features! :) Hope to see you at the party again tonight!
Thank you so much Michelle! Such a fun surprise!
What a fun and cute dessert! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/02/make-it-pretty-monday-week-127.html Hope to see you at the bash. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Awesome, thank you so much! I’m so happy you liked it!!
These are so cute and festive! Thanks for sharing at OMHG WW :)
Thank you – I’m so happy you came by to check them out!
I love using a sugar cookie dough as the crust. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back next week!
Thank you for sharing this yumminess at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Mondayxo
Oh yay! Thank you so much!!
OK your recipes are delicious, but your photos are AMAZING! Do you take the yourself? And I’ve never seen a little pot with a lid for a pin button before – CUTE! I’ve pinned you onto my Pinterest board: http://www.momresource.com/pinterest
Saira! Thank you so much! I do take my photos. It’s been a learning process over my blogging career, but I’m really happy for the progress! My husband actually designed my pin it button for me – I love it! So happy you do too! Thanks for pinning!
YUM! I’m all about cheesecake, and cherries. I like how the sugar cookie crust looks with these. Perfect to hold them. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites!
Yes – these are so perfect! Thanks for having me at Weekend Bites!
Hi Yvonne, just a little note to let you know you’re featured at this week’s Weekend Bites party
Thank you so much Adelina, what a fun party you hosted!
I love your pin it button! It’s adobrs! And these cheesecake cups? Drooling! Pinned.
Oh thank you so much! My husband designed it for me – I love it too! Hahah! These treats are totally drool worthy – thanks for pinning!
Holy Cow! These look delicious! I would love it if you’d come visit Skip The Housework link party and link them up! http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/skip-housework-link-party-54/
Thanks for stopping by to check them out!
Hi Yvonne! Those look absolutely adorable! I’m going to ask my daughter if she’d help me make this for Valentine’s Day. What a fun treat! Thanks for sharing!
That would be so wonderful if she helped you – these are so fun to make (not to mention delicious!)!
These cookie cups sound amazing, Yvonne! Cute idea :) If you had a spare moment, I would be delighted if you’d drop this (and anything else you’d like to share) by at the #PureBlogLove anything goes link party! You can find me here: http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/
You have brought the cutest most delicious little morsels this week to The Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday this week!!!
Have a great week!
Karren Oh My Heartsie Girl
I’m so happy you like them! Hope your week is amazing too!
These look fantastic! Cheescake is my hubs fav! Good idea to make for Valentine’s Day for him! Following from Take-a-Look Tuesday.
Yvonne! This looks so good and just the right size treat for sure. Thanks for sharing with us at Turn it Up Tuesday!!!
Oh my goodness, these are so cute and yummy looking! I can’t wait to make these, and your photography is wonderful! I would love if you would share these at my blog party, Celebrate It! It is all about how we celebrate the big and little moments of our lives!
Thank to so much, you are so very sweet!
Awesome idea for a fun party dessert! Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you so much! Thanks for checking it out!
These are so cute! Love ’em!
Thank you! I thought they were fun :)
What cute little sweet treats for Valentine’s Day!
Thank you! I thought so! I love all things mini :)
Perfect. Love the portion control!!
Yes! I just have to remind myself that just because they are mini doesn’t mean I get to eat more of them ;)
Oh my goodness!! How gorgeous and tasty are these?? Great recipe!
Thanks Sheena! So fun & perfect for Valentine’s day!
Yvonne these are just darling! Love the little touch of coconut too!
Thanks Erica! You said it exactly right, it’s just a little touch & oh so perfect!
Hi Yvonne! These look fantastic! Visiting from Blooming Homestead and pinning. Have a happy weekend!
Thank you so much, happy to have you!
These are really cute and perfect for Valentines Day!
I thought so too – quick & easy little bites!
The cream of coconut has an asterisk by it. Does that mean something?
Yes! I’m so glad you asked! I updated the recipe card:) Essentially, Per a recommendation, you’ll want to use cream of coconut, not coconut milk! With her direction, I used the Coco Real found in the alcoholic beverage aisle in your grocery store. Find out more about the product here: http://www.cocoreal.com/about.html!
Do you have true cream of coconut? Could you substitute something else or leave it out?
It should have said “do you have to use” not “do you have true.” Sorry!
Love love this little indulgent bites!
Me too! A little too much!
would love to make these, my daughter doesn’t eat anything coconut. Can something be substituted for the coconut cream?
You can just increase the cream cheese and ditch the coconut cream! You’ll love them, they are delicious!
These are adorable and look so delicious. I just want to pop a bunch of them into my mouth right now!
Hahaha! Exactly, I want to pop a bunch of them too!
These are so fun. So cute! All the treats look awesome.
Thanks Peter, I thought they were pretty fun too!
These are gorgeous Yvonne and I love that they are simple made with a sugar cookie mix and cherry pie filling. These look absolutely amazing.
Thanks Aimee! Best part is the pre-made cookie dough to make these super simple!
Ooh my. Is 8:00 too early to make and eat these? Yum!! These are so perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Oh good Lord these are precious. All of your recipes are wonderful, keep up the great work!
Thanks so much Jeanette, I’m happy to have you stop by!